A dentist brought about a affected person “actual danger of medical hurt” by participating in vaginal cosmetic surgery regardless of not being certified to take action, it has been claimed.
Rita Poddar-Ahmad, 45, was censured by the Normal Dental Council (GDC), the trade regulator, after a affected person complained about present process a type of laser remedy to her genitalia that resulted “in plenty of points”. The affected person was having a process to take away tissue from her labia minora final April on the Girls’s Clinic in central Glasgow. Poddar-Ahmad, who describes herself as a “beauty dental surgeon”, was aiding the clinic proprietor, Amanda Pook, 61.
The shopper, who remained nameless, mentioned she turned uncomfortable after chatting with Poddar-Ahmad and studying she was not a registered physician. In line with the affected person’s testimony, Pook carried out the remedy, whereas the dentist administered injections to numb her vaginal space. She mentioned Poddar-Ahmad “needed to hold stepping in to do stitches to cease the bleeding”.
Throughout a public listening to final month, the GDC mentioned the affected person might not have given knowledgeable consent given she solely realised half means by means of that Poddar-Ahmad was not a medical practitioner.
On the listening to Poddar-Ahmad’s consultant mentioned his shopper accepted this was “a poor determination” and had stopped finishing up additional procedures. He claimed that Poddar-Ahmad had all the time “made it completely clear” that she was solely registered with the GDC, not with the Normal Medical Council.
Poddar-Ahmad has been issued with an 18-month interim order whereas the inquiry into her conduct takes place, which means she will likely be supervised by a GDC registrant and should hold the regulator knowledgeable of her follow.
“Appearing exterior of your coaching and competence as a dentist has the potential to reveal sufferers to an actual danger of medical hurt,” the GDC mentioned in a abstract of the newest listening to.
Poddar-Ahmad is listed on-line because the dental surgeon and medical dental director of the Peppermint Group, which operates three clinics inside Glasgow.
Pook mentioned her clinic had been struggling to interchange a GP who left the UK in November 2020 and had been in a position to perform the process. She mentioned she had been put in contact with Poddar-Ahmad by means of a longstanding affected person.
Poddar-Ahmad didn’t reply to a request for remark.